How to Use Feng Shui For Your Home with the I Ching to ADAPT to Change ~
Feng Shui for your home is very useful at any time there’s a change of season. It’s a significant time to check in because of the upcoming Equinox (Sept. 22) and Mercury Retrograde period ( Sept. 27 – Oct. 23). Luckily, we can use Feng Shui to help us bring greater harmony into our homes and offices!
*As you go through this Transformation Game, it’s good to keep the Feng Shui principle in mind about finding twelve objects you can move or rearrange in some way at the change of every season or during other times of significant change.
The I Ching or Book of Change is also invaluable as we all navigate the change. Like Feng Shui, it follows the movements and tendencies in the cosmos using a series of sixty-four hexagrams or energy flows. When the Feng Shui for your home goes with the flow of life, it’s easier to create more beneficial circumstances for ourselves. The I Ching energy over the next few weeks, is CHANGING, so this is a beneficial time to simplify your environment, eliminate clutter or furnishings that don’t work anymore and make necessary repairs. The text says:
“Rid yourself of old prejudices and opinions (objects and furnishings) that may be controlling your behavior and holding you back… You will find yourself parting ways with former inferior elements in your life as you make contact with worthwhile persons or ideals. By firmly following the superior path you will find what you are looking for, while your strength of character will greatly benefit.”
~ Hexagram #17 ADAPTING, The I Ching Workbook, R. L Wing
To begin assessing the Feng Shui for Your Home, it helps to focus your awareness:
I use the Intuitive Learning Circles as mindfulness tools for tuning into my intuition and focusing my “feng shui eyes.” You can easily learn to use them too! All you have to do is relax and gaze softly at the Circles while you gently contemplate the affirmations or questions that go with them.
For example, this Circle and it’s affirmations will help you gather up your senses and focus them on assessing the energy of your home:
“I fine tune them to be present and aware of my long term goals.”
“I use them to become aware of my environment.”
“I gain clear awareness of helpful or harmful influences in my surroundings.”
They say that intuition is easier when all of the senses are balanced. Some may be turned up too high and some may be too low. Relax and allow your eyes to rest gently on the Circle below to balance them.
Take some deep breaths and let your shoulders drop. Adjust the volume to your senses. Do that both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body to achieve greater mind body integration and tune into your “feng shui eyes.”
Next, gaze gently at this Circle to get present and relax. Breathe deeply. Imagine that you’re slowing down, so you can get a more objective “read” on the situation. Use an affirmation like:
“I slow down and bring my attention in, towards what’s truly important about my environment right now.”
Imagine that you can slow the energy around you down, like a slow motion replay you would see on TV. We often miss intuitive information because things are just moving too fast!
[You] “can now benefit from internal stillness. By avoiding thoughts that project too far into the future, and dispelling illusions of what can or will be, you can overcome ego-generated difficulties.” ~ Hexagram #52 MEDITATION, The I Ching Workbook, R. L Wing
So often we miss things that are right in front of us because we’re thinking about how things were in the past or worry about how things could be in the future. Truth is, we need to be very present with what’s going on right now. There’s a lot of very important things shifting and changing!
Use this Circle for the Four Seasons to get present. Notice where you are right now. Ask yourself:
Am I fully in the present? If not, is part of me lingering in the past? Am I projecting out too much about the future?”
Feel your hands open and close. Check for the date and time. Move around. Use this affirmation: “I bring myself fully into the present.”
ADAPT to the changes by recalibrating your energy to function in accordance with your highest good.
“I am empowered and aligned with my highest good.”
Finally, in order to get an accurate read, you need to trust your “gut instincts.” In this situation, do you trust your gut feeling?
If the answer you get is “no,” you’d be missing a really important aspect of doing an effective Feng Shui assessment. Go here, to get help if you need it.
If the answer you get is “yes,” you are ready to get an accurate “read” on your home!
So let’s get started!
I always start with a few quick check questions, starting with what needs to be removed. When you remove disturbing influences first, your environment can support you better as it suggests in I Ching Hexagram #18 REPAIR:
“The situation will develop new energy and inspiration once the problems are removed.”
Quick Check #1: Ask yourself this question while gazing softly at the Intuitive Learning Circle below:
“In general, do I need to remove clutter or disturbing influences from my home, yard or office?”
“If so, can I tell what they are and what I need to do?”
Interesting isn’t? You intuitively know somethings up, but need a little help to focus in on the details of what’s actually happening.
You may need to clear your crystals or sacred objects and set a new intention to adapt to recent changes in your environment. Get more info…
Quick Check #2: Get a sense if anything needs to be rearranged so you can optimize your chances for success in all areas of your life. Ask yourself:
“Do I need to rearrange something in my home to let go of the past and optimize my potential for success? If so, can I tell what it is or what area needs rearranging?”
“You can see the problems clearly. The timing is excellent for making amends.” ~I Ching Hexagram #18 REPAIR
Quick Check # 3: The third question is about whether or not something needs to be added. This isn’t a question about what’s fashionable, it’s about flow. Many beautiful houses are picture perfect, yet they don’t feel comfortable or welcoming. What’s missing in those cases is a harmonious flow. So, while you gaze softly at this next Circle, think about your home again, as it is currently. Ask:
“Is anything missing? Are there any holes or disturbances in the flow? If so, can I tell where they are?”
Can you get an idea of what you might add to make the correction? Make sure you keep in mind the needs of the other people who live or work with you.
“Only through intelligent deliberation can you be certain that the action you take is correct… The correct actions now are constructive rather than combative and lay the foundation for continued growth toward the good.” ~ I Ching Hexagram #18 REPAIR
Considerations for Mercury in Retrograde: The Feng Shui in your home may need additional help when the chi goes retrograde. Ask this Circle and take note of the answers you get:
“What actions would help me? How can I best nourish myself?”
Congratulations! You now have a lot more information about how Feng Shui for your home or office can help you ADAPT to change and create greater prosperity.
If you want to find out more, consider going through the extra-intuitive activities with Rheanni or you may want to Subscribe to our Ezine and get regular I Ching Energy Updates to keep you in the flow!
Additional Help: Feng Shui for Your Home:
~ Contact Rheanni to help you go through an online exercise which will go into more depth about issues in your environment that may be affecting you without your conscious awareness ~
Some people don’t know that feng shui can also help you to correct instability and “take apart” destructive patterns that are causing you and your family harm. Those patterns may have been a part of the family dynamic for a very long time.
Once the imbalances are corrected in your environment, personal growth happens more easily and effectively. Good health is supported. Your sense of timing improves, chaos is reduced and changes in life direction are more easily achieved.
Going through this process can help you evaluate whether or not your home is providing a stable and healthy environment for you. Plus, you could get some inspiration or possible remedies to support your happiness.
Rheanni Lightwater is a Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist and Medical Intuitive that specializes in space clearing and Feng Shui Online, in Santa Fe NM and also serves the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and surrounding New Mexico area.
A Feng Shui consultation with Rheanni lasts between one and three hours, depending upon the property and the circumstances surrounding it. Rates are $100.00 per hour. A complimentary initial telephone consultation is available.
Call to make your appointment today:
- Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKP
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This Transformation Game should not be considered as an exclusive method of treatment. The appropriate medical or psychotherapeutic authorities should be consulted for the diagnosis and treatment if there is any medical or psychological condition. The information and practices described on this website are best considered as an adjunct to orthodox medical or psychological treatments.